What Do Others Think Is The Main Issue Of The 2020 Election?
In Part 1, here, we considered whether freedom of religion is the crucial issue in the 2020 election. Is freedom of religion the crucial issue of the 2020 election. Depends who you ask. What do others think?
- How a Biden presidency would unleash Christian persecution (lifesitenews.com) focuses on the “Equality Act,” (H. R. 5). This is legislation similar to Virginia’s new LGBTQ rights laws at a national level.
- Several Issues Tie as Most Important in 2020 Election (news.gallup.com) gives an answer from polling. Ironically, the poll did not rate Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights as especially important. Therefore, one has to wonder why Liberal Democrats push the issue with such ferocity.
- A look at big issues on Supreme Court’s agenda in new term (apnews.com) looks at the crucial issues of the 2020 election from the viewpoint of the Supreme Court. With the death of death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the composition of the Supreme Court has become a major issue. Freedom of religion is one of the issues before the court listed in that article.
- How racial issues will define the 2020 presidential election (abcnews.go.com) brings up still another issue, race. Again, given the results of that gallup poll above, one has to wonder why Liberal Democrats keep aggravating race relations.
Of course, when the Chinese released the Coronavirus (COVID-19), that became a big issue. Did Donald Trump handle the the issue well? Steve Hilton says he did.
So, what is the big issue? Freedom of religion? Well, most of the country may or may not think so. All we can say for sure is that the corporate news media wants Christians to shut up. Keep in mind, however, that the battle over LGBTQ rights is only one aspect of the debate over freedom of religion. What that battle demonstrates however, is the willingness of the new Pagans to force their beliefs upon the rest of us, including our children.
When we elect people who defend freedom of religion, including the free exercise religion, why is that critical?
- Parents can raise their children in their own beliefs. Most new Christians come from Christian parents.
- We can honestly debate our differences. How is that so? What we believe to be true, including scientific truths, rests upon certain fundamental assumptions. Many of those fundamental assumptions rest upon what we believe about God. When religion is excluded from the public square, we cannot test our assumptions
Consider the differing worldviews between Christians and Pagans.
- Christians believe in a God who loves us, that He made us in His image, that we belong to Him and that He was kind enough to give us in an orderly world to live in. Christian love because He loved us first. Because we are fallen and sinful, Christians expect to suffer, but not without purpose.
- Pagans worship the stuff they want, the pleasure of sex, knowledge they call “science”, the almighty state, and their self. Because their capricious gods often require endless sacrifices, Pagans can be quite ruthless.
Does that description of Pagans sound extreme? It isn’t. Look at the values of the ancient Romans. Look around the world. Consider that most countries have harsh, authoritarian governments.
Consider the parable of The Good Samaritan. Consider who God requires requires Christians to love, our neighbors. Consider who Jesus called our neighbors.
The Jews hated the Samaritans. They found the idea that God expected them to love Samaritans repugnant. Therefore, based upon what the Old Testament says, they understood Jesus expected them to love everyone. That definition of neighbor — that requirement to love one’s neighbors — is unique to the Judeo-Christian tradition. That is why Christian nations were the first to end slavery.
What’s next in this series?
- How Do We Revive Our Culture?